Rides

Zoo Rides

There’s more to the zoo than animals. Enjoy a journey on one of these exciting rides! Each ride requires tokens. Tokens cost $1 each and are available at machines located throughout the zoo. 

Ride Prices

If you have special needs, we are happy to accommodate you. Please speak to the attendant before boarding your ride.

Please note: Some rides operate seasonally. Check at the zoo entrance for availability.

Sky Safari

Put your toes in the treetops as you glide 38 feet into the air! Get a bird’s eye view of lions, zebras, wildebeest, and ostrich in the African Journey exhibit.

For your safety, please observe these rules:

  • Must be age 2 or older to ride
  • Maximum 3 people and 350 pounds per chair
  • Anyone under 50” tall must ride with an adult
  • Only one rider under 42” tall per chair
  • All riders must be able to sit up without assistance 

Miniature Train

Hop on board our miniature train at the zoo train station. The shiny red engine pulls four passenger cars past the Indiana Family Farm, through a tunnel, and along the shore of Shoaff Lake. The train is a handcrafted, scaled replica of an original 1863 C. P. Huntington locomotive. 
Babies age 1 and under ride free.  All other children and adults are charged to ride.

Endangered Species Carousel

This magical carousel depicts endangered animals from Southeast Asia. Children and adults alike will enjoy a spin on one of these colorful creatures set to nostalgic organ music.
Adults ride free if standing beside a child.  All other children and adults are charged to ride.

River Ride

G’day, mates! Climb into your own dugout canoe and explore the Outback at the, Australian Adventure. You’ll float past dingoes and our mob of eastern grey kangaroos. Don’t miss the brightly colored birds in the Walkabout Aviary. Sit back and enjoy this relaxing canoe ride – no paddling required!
Babies age 1 and under ride free.  All other children and adults are charged to ride.

Pony Ride

A ride on one of the zoo’s gentle ponies brings a smile to every child’s face. Have your camera ready as the pony strolls the ring with your child on board! Each pony has an engraved silver nameplate on its bridle, so be sure to find out your pony’s name when you ride.
Pony Rides are for children age 12 and under only.  Parents are encouraged to walk beside their child.

Ride Pass

$20.00  Get a 12-ride punch card for the price of 10 rides! Good for Train, Boat, Sky Safari, or Carousel.  Sorry, Ride Passes are not valid at the Pony Ride. 

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